21st Century Humanitarianism: Public Lecture by Dr. Joanne Liu (International President, Medecins Sans Frontieres)
21st Century Humanitarianism
Dr. Joanne Liu (MDCM, FRCP) will describe her view of the history, politics and contemporary challenges of humanitarianism.
Liu was elected international president of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in 2013. She trained at the McGill University School of Medicine and specialized in pediatrics at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal. She began MSF field work in 1996 and has undertaken over 20 missions since, in Central Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Her operational contributions range from introducing comprehensive medical care for survivors of sexual violence to developing a telemedicine platform connecting physicians in remote sites with medical specialists worldwide. A staunch advocate of anchoring MSF’s identity in field-based, quality-driven patient care, she seeks to introduce the same focus into the global health arena.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
7 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University
Free. RSVP at go.yorku.ca/msf